11 Healthy Fall Comfort Foods

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11 Comforting Cold-Weather Recipes

By Melinda Hershey, Staff Writer

Indulge in the warm, sweet, and spicy flavors of fall with these recipes! As a bonus, each dish contains fewer than 260 calories--so you can still enjoy your favorite flavors while meeting your weight-loss goals.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

This pumpkin soup recipe is nutty, peppery, and perfect for those chilly evenings. Serve with a crusty loaf of bread.

88 calories, 4 grams of fat per serving

Squash Casserole

This cheesy squash casserole tastes rich, but has fewer than 100 calories per serving!

88 calories, 4 grams of fat per serving

Three-Bean Chili

This low-fat chili is a real crowd pleaser. Make a big batch to warm you up the next time you go tailgating!

195 calories, 3 grams of fat per serving

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Your kids will never be able to tell the ''secret ingredient'' in this recipe! Butternut squash adds a boost of nutrition while cutting the fat from this healthy mac and cheese recipe.

230 calories, 4 grams of fat per serving

Pumpkin Scones

Warm up your morning with these fragrant (and guilt-free!) pumpkin scones.

131 calories, 2 grams of fat per serving

Autumn Pasta with Sage Brown Butter

This vegetarian pasta comes together in a snap, yet it tastes impressive and complex! Great for a fall dinner party.

255 calories, 10 grams of fat per serving

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Get a sweet taste of fall in every bite of these whole-wheat pancakes!

74 calories, 0.5 grams of fat per serving

Barley with Butternut Squash & Apples

Move over, rice! This recipes is a great introduction to cooking with barley, a hearty whole grain that's rich in fiber.

140 calories, 3 grams of fat per serving

Vegan Black Bean Chili

Chili isn't just for carnivores! You won't even miss the beef in this filling vegan chili recipe.

205 calories, 1.5 grams of fat per serving

Pumpkin Custard

This portion-controlled dessert is a perfect way to get your pumpkin pie fix without all the fat and calories!

115 calories, 2.5 grams of fat per serving

No-Bake Layered Pumpkin Pie

Forget the oven! This no-bake pumpkin pie recipe takes just minutes to prepare and is as delicious as the traditional dessert.

195 calories, 2 grams of fat per serving

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11/5/2013 7:24:40 AM

THEVOW2013's SparkPage
don't add the sodium or look for low sodium ingredient for the chili gesh think people I don't have high blood pressure and don't typical add salt but will use sea salt and that only it doesn't have the effect of regular table salt.


11/5/2013 2:50:06 AM

KSGAMMA-The Black Bean Chili has 131.5 mg of sodium in one serving.


10/14/2013 8:36:58 PM

The 3-Bean Chili is amazing. I used tomato paste instead of stewed tomatoes though. I loved it. It freezes really well also! A must try in my opinion.


10/10/2013 11:37:46 PM

Gimmeee, gimmeee, gimemee! ! !


10/10/2013 6:06:12 AM

Wow, I would try at least 5 of those. Thank you!!


10/10/2013 4:14:19 AM

RASPBERRY56's SparkPage
Sadly, I don't care much for the taste of either pumpkin or apple :(


9/26/2013 12:39:01 AM

Pumpkin soup is So Yummy!


9/21/2013 1:31:22 PM

pumpkin spic e pancakes looks pretty good


11/16/2012 1:49:46 PM

The slide show wouldn't load for me either. :-( Is the recipe list available in another format?


11/9/2012 8:41:17 PM

BUG1MERLE21's SparkPage
I'm up for three bean chili and pumpkin scones! Yum!


11/2/2012 10:15:39 AM

Totally looking into the no bake pie and scones.... mmmmmm


11/2/2012 4:17:04 AM

I couldn't get any slide show to work. This is so frustrating. I hate those stupid slide shows!


10/22/2012 7:34:37 PM

CECELW's SparkPage
i've looked everywhere...except this site for pumpkin soup!


10/21/2012 8:01:03 AM

NVRDWN88's SparkPage
not huge pumpkin fan except the seeds but will try a few


10/15/2012 9:25:41 PM

These all sound so awesome and delicious, especially that pumpkin soup!!

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